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Construction Completed on World’s First Floating LNG Storage and Regasification Barge

Overland Park, Kansas
Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Black & Veatch provides regasification system with 600 MMSCFD capacity

Black & Veatch, a pioneer of liquefied natural gas (LNG) infrastructure including floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) production and regasification, has delivered the regasification system for the world’s first barge-based FLNG regasification and storage unit. Black & Veatch partnered with Wison Offshore & Marine Ltd. to provide engineering and procurement for the topside regasification unit. 

The barge-based floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) was delivered in December from Wison’s shipyard in Nantong, China, for global oil and gas shipper Exmar

“This is the first FSRU barge to complete construction, and enables Exmar to meet rising global demand for flexible, mid-sized LNG import solutions. Our more than 50 years of experience with LNG enables the implementation of the most innovative practices in these cutting-edge projects, further proving the commercial viability of producing LNG offshore.”

Bob Germinder, Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Floating Oil & Gas Solutions, Black & Veatch

Black & Veatch designed the topside units for the FSRU, including boil-off gas handling, LNG vaporization and natural gas metering, procured all topside equipment and instruments and provided support during the construction phase. The FSRU contains 25,000 m3 of LNG storage and uses Shell & Tube vaporizers to provide a maximum sendout rate of 600 MMSCFD. Once the FSRU is mobilized, Black & Veatch will support Exmar to complete the final commissioning and start-up of the unit.

Editor’s Notes:

  • Black & Veatch has supported LNG infrastructure developments for more than 50 years, combining technology and know-how on LNG production, storage, regasification and send out facilities with seamless solutions for design, procurement, fabrication and construction.
  • Exmar is a pioneer in the transport of liquefied gases such as LNG, LPG and ammonia. The LNG activities consist of transportation plus LNG infrastructure developments. Exmar has pioneered floating regasification technology and is also developing what will be the world’s first floating liquefaction unit. The Exmar Group operates and manages a fleet of about 40 LNG and LPG vessels and is also active in the offshore industry.
  • Wison Offshore & Marine is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Wison Group. The company’s services cover the full project life cycle, from concept and engineering design, procurement, construction to installation and commissioning. The company has strong expertise that can be applied to many areas throughout the oil and gas industry, including floating LNG production and transportation facilities, platforms, module fabrication, marine & offshore support vessels, and cranes. Wison Offshore & Marine has provided turnkey services for the world's first FLNG and first China-made FSRU.


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